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News Round-Up 1/30/2012

Posted by admin on Jan 30, 2012 8:37:38 AM
Toxic Risk of Counterfeit Cigarettes Sold in Sussex


BBC South East Today found some brands had eight times as much lead as normal cigarettes.

Hastings MP Amber Rudd said many people were not aware of the dangers posed by brands smuggled into the country. A pro-smoking lobby group said the high level of taxation on legal cigarettes was driving the illegal trade.

For more on this story, please visit BBC News.

Beware of Super Bowl Scams


(WPRI) - The Super Bowl is just around the corner and a warning to be on the alert for scams and knock-off memorabilia.

Problem Solver Susan Hogan joined us on The Rhode Show with with information on how to avoid getting sacked!
For scam artists, this is prime time to cash in.

Using something as big as the Super Bowl to sell their fake goods or fake travel packages is running rampant. Scammers can, and will, make big bucks --- but just don't let it be your money. The Counterfeit Goods are out there.

For the complete story, please visit Providence Eyewitness News.

BBB Warns: Look out for Super Bowl Scams

Raynham — With the Super Bowl just around the corner, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the alert for knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia and phony game tickets.

“There are three good reasons not to buy counterfeit goods: theft, quality and security,” said Paula Fleming, spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau. “Counterfeit items are stolen goods. If you love your team, don’t buy a hat or jersey from someone who has stolen the team’s name and logo for their own profit. And counterfeit items are almost always more cheaply made, which means they won’t last as long as the real thing.”

To read the complete story, please visit the Taunton Daily Gazette.

Topics: Luxury Goods, Consumer Goods